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Re: Will Lockheed ever get another contract to build a fighter?
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2012, 08:30:37 PM »
Actually, every air force has had autonomous, unmanned fighters for many years... They're called heat seeking AAMs  ;)

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Re: Will Lockheed ever get another contract to build a fighter?
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2012, 04:21:29 AM »
Hehe, well I did say platforms somewhere. Unless you want loitering IR missiles everywhere. Now that's air dominance! I wouldn't mind seeing those, will be probably the size of a Nike/S-75 or even bigger if you want effective combat air patrols.  ;)

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Re: Will Lockheed ever get another contract to build a fighter?
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2013, 04:43:41 AM »
How about hanging "autonomous, unmanned fighters" (heat-seeking missiles) on aerostats for continental defense? Way out at sea for those countries that have coastline? (In the ADIZ)
Remember, the AIM-120 in an improved form has been fantasized as an SRBM interceptor. No combat air patrol necessary, these things can float for months, if not years.
Hey, Lockheed, Think out of the box!

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Re: Will Lockheed ever get another contract to build a fighter?
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2015, 09:41:10 PM »
Quote from: DefenseNews.com
Northrop Developing 6th Gen Fighter Plans

LOS ANGELES — Northrop Grumman has stood up a pair of teams dedicated to developing a "sixth-generation" fighter for both the Navy and Air Force, years before the US Navy or Air Force intends to issue requests for information on potential replacements for current aircraft.

http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/air-space/strike/2015/01/21/northrop-6th-gen-fighter/22089857/

It's still early to tell, but good news to see.
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Re: Will Lockheed ever get another contract to build a fighter?
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2015, 10:12:34 PM »
Hmm, Planning ahead....
This is not normal. ;)
Hmmm...

 



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